Perkinston man pleads guilty to child porn charges - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Perkinston man pleads guilty to child porn charges

William Woodward.....Source: wiggins PD William Woodward.....Source: wiggins PD
GULFPORT, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

William Joshua Woodward, age 39, of Perkinston, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday, to one count of access with intent to view child pornography.

This case began when the Gulf Coast Cyber Crimes Task Force, while monitoring the internet for individuals who download child pornography via Peer-to-Peer file sharing networks, located an IP address showing multiple downloads of child pornography.

An investigation followed, which determined that Woodward, from July 2015 to February 2016, knowingly accessed the Internet through his computer using a Peer-to-Peer file sharing program which accessed visual depictions involving the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Further forensic examination of Woodward’s computer revealed hundreds of downloaded images of child pornography.

William Joshua Woodward will be sentenced on July 7, 2016 by Chief U. S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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